PENALIZED: TENNESSEE POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE of Cookeville, Tenn. and EAST TENNESSEE STATE COLLEGE of Johnson City, Tenn., both members of the Ohio Valley Conference with sizable enrollments, were placed on probation by the NCAA for violating the rules on recruiting and financial assistance to athletes. East Tennessee received a one-year penalty for providing a prospective basketball player with free room and board prior to his enrollment and for allowing prospective players to use the facilities with the basketball coach in attendance, while Tennessee Poly got a two-year penalty because football coach Wilburn Tucker reduced or canceled financial assistance for players who did not perform up to expectations. Arizona State University and Montana State College were removed from the NCAA black list and returned to good standing.
RETIRED: ISTVAN ROZSAVOLGYI, 32-year-old Hungarian Olympic runner and one of the first of the sub-four-minute milers whose 5:2.2 for the 2,000 meters is still a world's record, in Budapest, Hungary.
DIED: MELVILLE E. WEBB, 85-year-old sports-writer, retired after 56 years on the staff of the Boston Globe, at Boston. Webb, a founding member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, was also an outstanding authority on Harvard football and had designed the press box at Harvard Stadium.